December 1, 1990 |
A retired firefighter was convicted on Friday of murder after his daughter testified that she witnessed the killing of her girlfriend 21 years ago but had repressed it until after she became a parent. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, now 30, told a bizarre and shocking tale in the San Mateo County Courthouse of how as a girl of 8, she watched in horror as her father, George Franklin, crashed a rock into the skull of Susan Nason, her best childhood friend in September, 1969.
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November 28, 2002 |
A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday with a lower court's decision to throw out a civil rights lawsuit brought by the first man convicted of murder after testimony based on repressed memories. George Franklin was convicted in 1990 after his daughter, Eileen Franklin Lipsker, said more than 20 years after the murder that she recalled seeing her father crush 8-year-old Susan Nason's skull with a rock. The U.S.
March 28, 1996 |
George Franklin's daughter, the key witness in a repressed-memory murder case against her father, will testify at his retrial despite defense claims to the contrary, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Lawyers for Franklin said Tuesday they had learned that Eileen Franklin-Lipsker did not want to take the stand in the retrial, scheduled for Sept. 16 in San Mateo County Superior Court.
October 25, 1992 |
Lawyers for George T. Franklin Sr., convicted of a 20-year-old murder based on his daughter's repressed memory, cited her recent book about the case in asking a state appeals court to overturn his conviction. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker's 1991 memoir, "Sins of the Father," is "a crucial source of new evidence supporting (Franklin's) claim for a new trial," his lawyers said in papers filed with the 1st District Court of Appeal.
January 29, 1991 |
Calling him a "depraved and wicked man," a judge today sentenced George Franklin Sr. to life in prison for the 1969 murder of his daughter's playmate in a case reopened when Franklin's daughter suddenly remembered witnessing the crime. Franklin, 51, was brought to justice when his daughter, Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, came forward in 1989 to tell authorities that she had recalled the slaying after repressing the gruesome memory for two decades.
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March 27, 1996 |
A woman who accused her father of murder after she recalled the incident decades later says she does not want to testify at her father's retrial, defense lawyers said. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker told investigators during interviews that she did not want to take the stand in her father's Sept. 16 retrial, said Dylan Schafer, one of George Franklin's lawyers. Schafer said the statements were included in discovery evidence his office received from prosecutors.